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Matthew McConaughey: Mask Up To Keep On Livin’

-I love how Matthew McConaughey keeps talking and posting about the need to wear a mask. Whether he’s making silly videos or showing off his Spanish, he’s committed to the cause. I wonder if it will catch on more now that Los Angeles is requiring masks when outside, which means we’re about to see a whole lot more celebs wearing them.

Beyoncé shared a new video of the mobile Covid-19 testing sites she helped set up with her mother in their hometown of Houston.

-This Twitter thread of mundane celebrity encounters is an unexpected delight on a gloomy day. When I first moved to Toronto, I once saw Joshua Jackson coming towards me on the sidewalk and I literally stopped in the middle of his path to gawk at him. He smiled and walked around me while I blushed myself to death. Good times!

-The thread has since spun off to fake Diane Keaton sightings, which is equally delightful.

-Don’t worry about Mary-Kate Olsen; her prenup is as ironclad as her commitment to saying “prune” when posing.

-Some gossip tidbits from André Leon Talley’s memoir are starting to roll in as the publication date nears.

-I have not watched Survivor in years but my god, this season was exactly what I needed. The gameplay was outstanding and the best player won (though it is disturbing that there’s only been 3 female winners in the past 15 seasons).

-I guess I wasn’t the only one who liked it. Last night’s finale hits 5-season highs in the ratings.

Ellen Degeneres is reportedly sad that everyone thinks she’s mean. There’s a really easy solution to this: be nicer.

-Do I have to know who all these Southern Charm people who are causing drama are? Guys, I’m just so tired.

-Tragic: Melissa Etheridge’s 21-year-old son has died following an opioid addiction.

-If you ever want to feel bad about humanity, just follow superhero fandom chatter. Earlier this week, it was Batman fans getting angry at Robert Pattinson for not working out while he’s on a break from filming, and now the CW released a poster for their new Superman show on Twitter and the replies are a garbage fire.

-Speaking of Superman, the CW has pushed the return of most shows to January (except Supernatural, which will air its final episodes this fall.) We’re going to be hit with an intense TV dry spell very soon.

-Hulu’s The Great (and particularly Elle Fanning’s performance) is getting great reviews.

Margo Martindale breaking into tears when talking about her character on The Americans made me feel things. Uncool, man.

John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer talked about filming their first kiss on The Office, and said they were forbidden to talk or text before shooting it so that when they saw each other on set it would be the first time in a while.

-Normal People’s on-set intimacy coordinator talks about how she coached the actors through those very revealing scenes.

-The Good Fight has been renewed. Bless.

Matt Damon says his oldest daughter, who is in college in NYC, got covid early on but has recovered.

-A bunch of celebrities mocked the “Imagine” video with a rendition of “Eat It.”

Snoop Dogg sitting in is car listening to the Frozen soundtrack is a mood.

-A ill teen falls in love with a drug dealer in the Babyteeth trailerBen Mendelsohn gets to use his real accent!

 

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Remain Extra

Gwen Stefani is bored and has given Blake Shelton stripes in his mullet. I approve.

-They’re also dressing in matching outfits, which I approve of less.

Meghan Markle is reportedly planning to relaunch her lifestyle blog The Tig and honestly I want nothing more.

-Meanwhile, she and Prince Harry have hired a former Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation staffer to head their non-profit.

-At one point does one become *too* invested in Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith‘s relationship? Asking for a friend.

-The stars of Contagion (Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne and Jennifer Ehle) teamed up with scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health to shoot PSAs about physical distancing.

-A woman filed a lawsuit against rapper French Montana, claiming he sexually assaulted her at a house party. She says he and his business partner Mansour Bennouna gave her a shot and she blacked out.

Britney Spears says she was obviously just joking when she said she’d beaten Usain Bolt‘s sprint record.

-The world is a garbage fire, but doing this roundup of celebrities who are donating their time and money to support coronavirus relief made me feel a teeny bit better.

-Also making me feel better: Killing Eve will premiere two weeks ahead of schedule on Sunday, April 12 on CTV Drama.

-Ok, so I finally broke down and started watching Tiger King. I found the first episode kind of boring but then by the end of episode 2 I was hooked. This show is bananas.

Jeremy Renner just released a new album. Oh goodie.

Oscar Isaac appeared on Alan Doyle’s FB live to sing “Never Had” and it was very hot.

-I’ve listened to Dua Lipa’s new album three times already and am officially obsessed.

-Bruce Willis stars in the trailer for Survive the Night, which is what we’re all trying to do here, buddy!

Angelina Jolie Talks Moving On

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Angelina Jolie is in the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar and says she’s planning on moving to Africa. “I would love to live abroad and will do so as soon as my children are 18. Right now I’m having to base where their father chooses to live.”

Emma Watson calls herself “self-partnered” instead of “single,” which sounds kinda dirty and I love it.

-Talking to Howard Stern, Kristen Stewart says she would’ve married Robert Pattinson: “If he proposed, you would’ve gotten married. I’m not a super duper traditionalist, but at the same time…every relationship I’ve ever been in, I thought that was it. I’ve never really been the most casual person.”

Martin Scorcese wrote a NYT piece on superhero movies and film Twitter has been fighting about it all day. I actually agree with a lot of what he says about the changing business of making movies — media consolidation IS making it harder for smaller and/or diverse films to get theatrical releases. It’s all very similar to Soderbergh’s State of Cinema speech. But he undercuts his argument by taking unnecessary swipes at superhero movies, wading into a tired and snobbish ‘art vs. commerce’ debate. If he stuck to the business/industry side of things, and pointed out how scary Disney is becoming, I bet it would be more widely embraced. I think this thread nails it.

Colin Farrell is in talks to play Penguin in The Batman, with Andy Serkis up to play Alfred.

Footage surfaced of ABC’s Amy Robach talking about how she had the Epstein story three years ago, but the lawyers killed it. “The palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways. We were so afraid that we wouldn’t be able to interview Kate and Will…It was unbelievable what we had. [Bill] Clinton — we had everything.” She later said “I was caught in a private moment of frustration.”

-Welp. Netflix is offering a “skip” button for Trump jokes in the new Seth Meyers comedy special.

Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet are very charming in a new clip from Little Women.

Matt Damon told Conan O’Brien about the time Ben Affleck rescued him from a fight when they were young. “Little five-foot-two Ben Affleck tackled this dude off of me, like out of nowhere. I was, like, a junior and he was, like, a freshman, and he tackled this kid off of me, literally at the risk of his own life.”

-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s The Two Popes, starring Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. People LOVED this at TIFF.

-We have a new trailer for Netflix’s new anthology series based on the songs of Dolly Parton.

-Here’s the new new Bad Boys For Life trailer, reuniting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.